Gourmet Food Parlour is the new sponsor of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Higher Education third-level championships.
Gourmet Food Parlour will sponsor the prestigious O’Connor Cup competition, which will now be known as the Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup, as well as the O’Connor Shield.
The new arrangement will see Gourmet Food Parlour become title sponsors of the O’Connor, Giles, Lynch, Moynihan, Donaghy and Lagan Cups.
This year’s Finals weekend will be held at IT Blanchardstown and the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbottstown from March 9-11.
Owners Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne founded Gourmet Food Parlour in 2006, and now run to seven locations across Dublin, as well as a successful catering division.
Heskin, in particular, is a keen supporter of sport and the brand is regularly sighted in and around GAA circles.
“We are delighted to be the first main sponsor of the Ladies Colleges Competitions and we are so proud to be a new partner with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association,” said Heskin at the launch of the new partnership.
“We are so passionate about sport for women and we are really looking forward to seeing our support helping the ladies to develop and prosper in their endeavours both on and off the pitch.”
Boasting a keen interest in sport, and especially GAA, Gourmet Food Parlour Managing Director Lorraine Heskin says that she is delighted to come on board as HEC championship sponsor for a three-year term.
“This is a huge step forward for our Association,” added Ladies Football CEO Helen O’Rourke.
“We are delighted to welcome Lorraine Heskin, Lorraine Byrne and the entire Gourmet Food Parlour team on board and we look forward to this new partnership.
“The O’Connor Cup weekend is a key date in our annual fixtures calendar, and the presence of Gourmet Food Parlour as sponsors will take our HEC third-level competitions to a new level.”
This is another boost for third level Gaelic Games after Electric Ireland came on board for the men’s Championships this year as well.
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